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Case report 27/03/2018

Deskilled disciplinary proceedings

Deskilled disciplinary proceedings

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Mr H was a senior consultant general and breast surgeon who worked in a district general hospital. He was recognised by his colleagues as an expert in breast surgery and an informal arrangement was put in place to transfer all patients with breast problems to Mr H. This arrangement was endorsed by the hospital clinical director but was not formally agreed...

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Case report 19/08/2014

An Achilles heel

An Achilles heel

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Dr J is a specialist plastic surgeon working in the private sector in the UK. He prides himself on giving patients a full and frank explanation of the likely outcome, potential complications and expected cosmetic appearance of surgery.

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Factsheet 01/10/2013

HSC complaints procedure – Hospital setting

HSC complaints procedure – Hospital setting

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Complaints in health and social care: standards and guidelines for resolution and learning (2009) aims to provide a simple, consistent approach for staff who handle complaints, and for patients who raise complaints across all health and social care services.

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Case report 01/05/2011

Great expectations

Great expectations

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Miss B was a 20-year-old university student who had suffered marked breast asymmetry since puberty. As she got older the problem started to cause her real embarrassment in social relationships. She made an appointment to see Mr M, a local consultant plastic surgeon, and took her sister along for moral support.

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Case report 01/05/2010

Unrealistic expectations

Unrealistic expectations

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Twenty-year-old Miss D was referred to orthopaedic consultant Mr A for assessment of an old clavicle fracture. Two years previously, Miss D had sustained a clavicle fracture after falling off her bike. This injury was treated in a different hospital in a conservative way, using a collar and cuff sling. In the early follow-up period, she moved to her current address and she was lost to further review.

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Case report 05/01/2007

A nose for trouble

A nose for trouble

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Ms C, a 30-year-old hotel receptionist, went privately to see Mr T, a plastic surgeon to discuss surgery to change the appearance of her nose. She had been unhappy with its appearance for a number of years, and finally decided to have a rhinoplasty. Mr T explained the risks and benefits of the operation as well as the limitations of surgery.

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Case report 01/08/2003

The downside of luscious lips

The downside of luscious lips

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In the early 1990s Ms H wanted plumper lips and consulted Mr M, a cosmetic surgeon, who recommended silicone and collagen injections. After having three collagen injections over three months, she complained that the effect was too short-lived.

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